If you are the kind of person who starts drooling at just the thought of juicy pork ribs, this is undoubtedly the recipe for you. We paired the ribs with sweet puree made from cauliflower and apples to achieve a combination guaranteed to impress.
” Well, the secret to barbecue is sitting around doing nothing. No wonder I’m great at it.”– Homer Simpson
From all the ridiculous things Homer Simpson has said, this one certainly holds true. Great barbecue takes time and so does making delicious ribs.
Unfortunately, in this day and age, time is a luxury we can’t (or won’t) afford ourselves too often, and it can be detrimental to our culinary escapades. Some things simply require a little bit extra and you just can’t make them as tasty if you don’t put in the time. Perhaps it’s for the best, as patience is a virtue after all and it should be rewarded. In the kitchen as well as elsewhere.
»Low and slow« is the way to go! The method of cooking things at low heat for a long time is quite popular today, especially among BBQ enthusiasts, but in essence it’s nothing new. You can often hear people say: »My grandma makes the best roast« and of course she does, because she doesn’t have a modern high tech oven that’s able to cook a roast in one hour or less. You see what I’m getting at?
So pour yourself a glass of your preferred beverage and get ready to use the cheapest and most important spice in any kitchen – a pinch of time.
Let’s see the video and get to know our pork ribs recipe a bit better
How to prepare our Pork ribs to die for
Before you pick up any rack of ribs at your local store, consider that the quality of meat will play a huge role in this dish. If possible, visit a butcher shop and ask your butcher for advice on the right piece of meat for you.
Skinless pork ribs
Make small incisions on the top side of the rib rack and generously add salt and black pepper. Throw some peeled garlic and shallots in the baking dish as well and pour olive oil over everything. Rub all the seasoning into the ribs thoroughly. Let them sit for about an hour for the seasoning to really soak in. Or you could even season them the previous day and let them sit in the fridge overnight, if you want them really tasty.
Now it’s time to put the ribs in the oven. Cook them at 140-150°C for about an hour. Then pour in a glass of white wine. Make sure to use a wine you actually like to drink, as it will affect the taste in the end while also ensuring the pork ribs don’t get to dry. Put them back in the oven for another hour. Meanwhile you can prepare the potatoes. Wash them and cut into large chunks. When the second hour of baking has passed, add potatoes to the baking dish. Raise the temperature to 160-165 and bake for another hour.
After three hours of slow cooking, the ribs should be done. To finish them off, raise the temperature to 200-220 for a couple of minutes. This high heat will gently brown the ribs and potatoes to give them some extra crisp and that desirable golden-brown colour. Your ribs should now be super soft, gentle, crispy and full of flavour. You can serve them with baked potatoes, but if you want to elevate this dish even further, I recommend adding an apple and cauliflower puree to add some sweetness and freshness.
Sweet apple and cauliflower puree
Peel a ripe and juicy apple and cut it into small pieces. Add a few pieces of cauliflower and cook them in salted water until soft. Strain away the water, add some butter and mush everything together into a smooth puree. You can help yourself with a blender to make it really smooth. Season it by taste and add some lemon juice for extra freshness.
Andrej’s cooking tip
- before seasoning the ribs, I recommend removing the membrane on the bottom. You don’t have to do it, but it will ensure a better and gentler texture when cooked. Check out how we did it in our video!
That’s it for this recipe. Hope you will take the time to prepare this easy recipe. It takes time, but the end result is amazingly worth it every time. And it’s a great Sunday roast recipe to treat your family with. If pork ribs won’t cut it for a family lunch, you can always take the beef route with out awesomely delicious steak au poivre recipe. That will surely impress everyone around the table. Slap it on a board with some potatoes on the side and enjoy a classic combo that endures through the ages.
That is all for now, and until next time – cook a little something!